EPA Seeking Candidates to Fill Six Vacancies on NDWAC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council). The 15-member Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies and regulations required by the SDWA. This notice solicits nominations to fill six new vacancies from December 2014 through December 2017. To maintain the representation required by statute, nominees will be selected to represent: State and local agencies concerned with water hygiene and public water supply (one vacancy); private organizations or groups demonstrating an active interest in the field of water hygiene and public water supply—of which two such members shall be associated with small, rural public water systems (two vacancies); and the general public (three vacancies).  Two state drinking water administrators now serve on the NDWAC – Jill Jonas of Wisconsin and Sarah Pillsbury of New Hampshire.  Jill is the current NDWAC chair.

Nominations must be submitted by October 6, 2014.  Details about the nomination process and information about the responsibilities of NDWAC members are available in the Federal Register notice for this recruitment.